Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Film & Filmmaking

We live in a filmmaking culture - isn't Albuquerque's new nickname Tamalewood? & the Albuquerque Film Festival was August 16th-18th - & we here at ABC Libraries like to think our catalog reflects that.  Whether it's film criticism, books about independent filmmaking, screenwriting guides & the like, we try to have your needs covered, whether you are a film buff or an aspiring filmmaker!  Here are some interesting items about film & filmmaking from the library catalog - & there are many more we haven't mentioned.


Save the Cat Goes to the Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide to Every Story Ever Told by Blake Snyder
You can also access a PDF overview of the lists from the guide on the author's website.

Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers: The Next Generation edited by George Stevens, Jr.

Shooting Water: A Memoir of Second Chances, Family, and Filmmaking by Devyani Saltzman

All I Really Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger by Lloyd Kaufman and James Gunn

Rebel Without a Crew, or, How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player by Robert Rodriguez

Hollywood: A Third Memoir by Larry McMurtry

Conversations with Wilder by Cameron Crowe

Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman

The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael edited by Sanford Schwartz

Unsafe on Any Screen: Cinematic Sleaze and Cheese by Scott Phillips (local author!)


Film School (DVD)
This is a local production about independent filmmaking.

Il mio viaggio in Italia (My Voyage to Italy) [DVD]
Martin Scorsese directs and narrates this personal documentary about Italian film and select Italian filmmakers and the influence they had on him.

The Brothers Warner (DVD)
Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack, the Warner Brothers, turned a storefront into a dream factory. Filmmaker Cass Warner Sperling tells a story of sibling rivalry, social conscience, and the silver screen.

This Film is Not Yet Rated (DVD)
Kirby Dick's provocative film investigates the secretive and inconsistent process by which the Motion Picture Association of America rates films.

The Stars' Caravan (DVD)
Aging projectionist Zarylbeck has devoted years of his life to Kyrgyzstan's nomadic cinema, leading caravans of mules and horses carrying projectors, screens and film canisters to the wandering tribes. This impressionistic, creative documentary creates a vivid and lyrical picture of a land and a people coping with massive political, social and economic upheaval.

Local items

100 Years of Filmmaking in New Mexico, 1898-1998,  a joint project of New Mexico Magazine, a division of the N.M. Department of Tourism and the New Mexico Film Office

Movies Made in New Mexico, 1898-1999 (library use only)

New Mexico Film Directory: The Official Directory of Support Personnel, Businesses, and Resources in the State of New Mexico (library use only)

Looking for even more items?  Try searching under subject "motion picture" - "motion picture authorship" if you are looking for screenwriting guides, "motion pictures reviews" for criticism, "motion pictures production & direction" for - well. you get the idea.  Don't see something in our catalog that you'd like to recommend? Remember, you can  also Suggest a Purchase - check with library staff if you don't know how!

Local links

Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s Moving Image Arts Program

City of Albuquerque Film Office

Albuquerque Studios

New Mexico Film Office - includes links to crew & casting calls!

Crew New Mexico

Experiments in Cinema Film Festival

Currents New Media Film Festival

Santa Fe Film Festival

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